Army conducts breast cancer seminar

By on June 24, 2015


Dr Cristina L Santos M.D., the resource speaker from Gift2Life Inc., shares her knowledge about the signs and symptoms of cancer diseases during the Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar at 4ID Clubhouse, Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City (Photo courtesy of DWDD)
Dr Cristina L Santos M.D., the resource speaker from Gift2Life Inc., shares her knowledge about the signs and symptoms of cancer diseases during the Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar at 4ID Clubhouse, Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City (Photo courtesy of DWDD)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The army’s 4th Infantry Division here on Tuesday conducts a seminar on how to prevent breast cancer in line with the theme: “A Strong Family, A Strong Philippine Army”.

Capt. Patrick A. Martinez, the army’s spokesperson, said that the “Gift2Life Incorporated,” through the Philippine Army Officer Ladies Club, provided the resource speakers of the seminar.

He said that the seminar focused on fostering awareness in preventing breast cancer, now considered as one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Martinez said that the officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees of the army’s 4ID attended breast cancer seminar held at the Division’s Clubhouse at Camp Evangelista in this city.

One of the resource speakers, Dr. Cristina L. Santos, said that one percent out of 14,000 patients diagnosed with breast cancer in the Philippines in 2014 were males.

“It is very important that everyone must be aware of the disease,” Santos said.

Santos also talked about the primary types and causes of breast cancer, especially among men and women.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) said that the damaged to the cell’s DNA is always the cause of breast cancer, which usually occurs because of genetics and environmental causes.

However, the NBCF, said that there are “risk factors” that make breast cancer inevitable such as age, race, family history, and personal health history.